This week a documentary film changed my perception of the banjo forever. The film? Béla Fleck’s How to Write a Banjo Concerto. I always thought of the banjo as an odd-looking, although fun to listen to, device esteemed by country musicians.
Adult Services Blog
I recently read two excellent new graphic memoirs that combine text and striking artwork to depict the authors' lives as young girls.
The Urbana Free Library offers an intriguing collection of books printed in larger font sizes. Enjoy recent bestsellers, old classic friends, selected teen titles, and a broad variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.
The library's popular spoken word series Read My Lips! is happening Monday night (April 11) at 7pm.
It's always exciting to see the new book arrivals each week, and sometimes it's hard to prioritize which of them to read next! Here are a few coming through from this week that look especially intriguing:
Library of Congress National Recording Registry list 2015
Each year the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) selects 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and are at least 10 years old. Quality copies of these recordings are then processed for preservation by the National Recording Preservation Board.